Saturday, 7 March 2009

12TH INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS’ BOOK FAIR REPORT

Saturday was exceptional! Over 250 pounds, and more importantly gained much valued experience in the artist's book market.
Stars on Saturday were Yolande & Charlotte, who behaved impeccably as BIAD representatives, and helped Jatinder achieve a double whammy - one systematic journey sold to Maria from the tate collection, and another to one of the regional Art College's collection.
A lady from Barcelona felt Charlotte's work was so perceptive of her home that she bought one of the chine colle printed books.
Amiee was, I was told, exceptional on Friday, and I think all of her work has sold - drats I haven't got any copies, and apparently I have to eat my shorts when I next see her!

I think it would be interesting to see if we could with the help of the library at Gosta build our own collection? Wouldn't that be even more inspirational!

A very large and stately venue. Each table adorned with a pristine white table cloth!
Our table
Below are a few examples of folded silk screened books produced by students during specialist workshops held in BIAD printrooms by Kate McMorrine and Lucie Sheridan
The systematic unfolding journey seen in the left hand corner was again applauded by many

This is from Claire Whittaker's table - a flip book about a mouse trying to steal a piece of cheese. The book is set inside a mouse trap, and you're not entirely sure whether it's safe to touch!
dettmer otto - loved his work, his processes, both conceptual and technical
http://www.ottobooks.co.uk/
On technique, this book is made from stencil painting
a collaboration by otto and Katherina Manolessou, www.lemoneyed.com
Stephen Fowler - apart from his extravagant tache, his work was also a sight to see - another very interesting production process

3 comments:

myeyeisonfire said...

posted on picture books. Yolande was obviously delirious with joy, and forgot that it should be posted here:

Rosemary sold a total of 3 books at £2 each TOTAL £6.00
Amy sold out! Both books at £3 and £1 TOTAL £17.00
Honorary member Lousie at £5 per book TOTAL £5.00
Yolande Various books TOTAL £45.00
Jatinder, £25 for the big one and her city book TOTAL £53.00 smackers!!
Charlotter, £22 for her Barcelona dry point. TOTAL £22.00

GRAND TOTAL
drum rollll................................................£148.00 !!!!!!!!!...........drinks on JAT!

(added by chiu Saturday only)
Roo 2 books 3 postcard sets TOTAL £16.00
Kate various books TOTAL £39.00
Chiu various books TOTAL £83.00


GRAND TOTAL
deathly drum rollll................................................£286.00 !!!!!!!!!....drinks still on JAT!

JATTI said...

I AM ACTUALLY AMAZED!!! I;M SOO HAPPY THAT THE WHOLE THING WENT SOO WELL!!! ALTHOUGH NOT SURE About the drinks on me bit!! HAHA

Rosemary Knowles said...

Well done everyone. Is that the most ABC (or whtaever we are called now!) ever made at a book fair then? Everyone's screen printed books looked lovely!

Rose x